List of hospitals storing heel prick tests (guthrie cards)

charlie:faulknor made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

Department of Health did not have the information requested.

From: charlie:faulknor

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Dear Department of Health,

Please list the hospitals/authorities who process, test and store the
heel prick tests (guthrie cards) within Australia.

Yours faithfully,

charlie:faulknor

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Department of Health

Dear Mr Faulknor

Thank you for your enquiry to the Commonwealth Department of Health.

A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) is one which seeks access to documents that may be held by a department or portfolio agency. Your enquiry is not seeking access to documents and is therefore is not considered to be a valid request under the FOI Act. As such the department is not able to action your enquiry as a FOI request.

Should you wish to make a FOI request to the Department or discuss any FOI related matters the Department's FOI Unit can be contacted via email at [email address] or via telephone on (02) 6289 1666.

For your reference, the information you are seeking may be collected by State and Territory Departments of Health as they have oversight of public hospitals. You may wish to contact the respective health departments to seek access to this information.

I trust this has been of assistance.

Kind regards

FOI Unit / Legal Services Branch
Department of Health
Phone: (02) 6289 1666|  Fax: (02) 6289 5601
GPO Box 9848 Canberra ACT 2601 / MDP 350

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Mark R. Diamond left an annotation ()

Pedantry at its best! How about ...

"Dear Department of Health,

Please provide me with any document that lists the hospitals/authorities who process, test and store the heel prick tests (guthrie cards) within Australia. Alternatively if no such single document exists, please provide me with any aggregation of documents that collectively list the hospitals or authorities that process, test and store the heel prick tests .... If possible, please treat this as a request for access under administrative arrangements; if not, please treat it as a formal request under the FOI Act".

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charlie:faulknor left an annotation ()

Thanks mark - will re-send, worth a roll of the dice!

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From: charlie:faulknor

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Dear Department of Health,

Thank you for your reply - I will reframe the question.

Please provide me with any document that lists the hospitals/authorities who process, test and store the heel prick tests (guthrie cards) within Australia. Alternatively if no such single document exists, please provide me with any aggregation of documents that collectively list the hospitals or authorities that process, test and store the heel prick tests .... If possible, please treat this as a request for access under administrative arrangements; if not, please treat it as a formal request under the FOI Act

Yours faithfully,

charlie:faulknor

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From: FOI
Department of Health

Dear Mr Faulknor

Thank you for your email of 5 May 2015 seeking access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 .

The Department of Health does not hold any documents that list the hospitals/authorities who process, test and store the heel prick tests (Guthrie cards).

As advised in our previous email, the information you are seeking may be collected by State and Territory Departments of Health as they have oversight of public hospitals.

Given this information could you advise as to whether or not your wish to withdraw your request to the Department of Health.

Kind regards

FOI Unit / Legal Services Branch
Department of Health
Phone: (02) 6289 1666|  Fax: (02) 6289 5601
GPO Box 9848 Canberra ACT 2601 / MDP 350

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From: charlie:faulknor

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Dear FOI,

Appreciate your response.

Yours sincerely,

charlie:faulknor

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sally left an annotation ()

I can help with some information. Email sally.butler@yahoo.com.au

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sally left an annotation ()

Apologies - that should be sallybutler01@yahoo.com.au

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